"...there is no quality in my heart at all, call it either faith or charity;
but instead of these I set Christ Himself before me,
and I say, “There is my righteousness.”
--Martin Luther

Contact:  Pastor Rolf Preus - Phone: 701-788-2096

224 Second Street NE, Mayville, ND 58257

Divine Service on Sunday Morning

First American

Lutheran Church

3rd Ave NE & 2nd St NE

Mayville, ND


Grace Lutheran Church

1221 Barrett Street

Crookston, MN




Welcome to Christ for Us! 

(Website last updated on April 24, 2014)

There's a song about Jesus and how he lives.  There is a line in that song that goes like this: "You ask me how I know he lives?  He lives within my heart."  Really?  That's how you know, eh?  I'm not saying that he doesn't live in your heart, but there are other things in your heart than Jesus.  Like sin, doubt, confusion, and -- sometimes -- downright unbelief.  Oh, there is much in our hearts that we wish was not there!  We're not in heaven yet!  So the assurance that Jesus lives must be more constant, reliable, and steady than our hearts.  And it is!  It is in God's holy Word.  He says it and that is how we know it is so.  You may read or listen to "Christ's Resurrection: Fact, Feeling, and Faith," based on St. Mark 16:1-8 and preached on April 20 at the congregations of our parish.

Come to Bible class this coming week.  Tuesday, April 22, at Grace and Wednesday, April 23, at First American.  We meet at 7pm.  We will be studying St Luke 14.  Everyone is welcome!  

We follow the historic one year lectionary at the congregations of our parish. The sermons are preached one Sunday, recorded for broadcast on the following Sunday, and put up on this website sometime in between.

Do Lutherans have bishops?  If so, what is a bishop and what kind of authuority does he have?  You may read, "Bishops: Who Needs Them?" on the power of bishops in the church according to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions.

"What God Joins Together: Speaking the Truth in a World of Falsehood." This presentation is also available on the LCMS Iowa East District website.  You may listen to it here.

Pr. Rolf Preus

First Confessional Lutheran Parish

     First American Lutheran Church in Mayville, North Dakota

     Grace Lutheran Church in Crookston, Minnesota


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